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Join our Youth Advisory Board in Central Ohio to learn leadership skills.

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Engage your high school or middle school in our various initiatives in Central Ohio.


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YOUTH TO YOUTH was founded in 1982 in Columbus, Ohio, as a community-based drug prevention and youth leadership program focusing primarily on middle school and high school students. The goal of its many projects is harnessing the powerful influence of peer pressure—making it a positive force that encourages young people to live free of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.


Youth Advisory Board (YAB) serves many purposes in Central Ohio. YAB works to help promote Youth to Youth’s mission and educate their peers on the dangers of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. YAB teens serve as a link between the youth, their schools and the community.  YAB is a place for Central Ohio teens to express ideas and opinions while building their leadership skills.



Our one-of-a-kind conference experience where students will meet drug-free teens from all over the country, develop skills to make positive choices, attend interactive and informative workshops, hear nationally known speakers, develop action plans to create change back home, learn vital leadership qualities and skills they can use for a lifetime, and most importantly, HAVE FUN!


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